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A man has died at an address in Manurewa this morning. Police were called to Winsford St at about 7.15am to a report that a male had been shot in the stomach. Despite attempts by paramedics, the victim was declared deceased before just before 8.30am. Police...

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The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout in Whakatāne has finished, bringing the number of fully-fibred towns and cities to twenty, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced. Nearly 7000 homes and businesses in Whakatāne can now connect to UFB...

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The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). “This will enable more rigorous analysis of submissions and more constructive...

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New Zealand is set to join an international agreement addressing carbon emissions from air travel, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges. “International aviation is not included in the recent Paris Agreement, which is why New Zealand will join...

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Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today released an exposure draft of a bill that makes a range of changes to tertiary education legislation. The proposed Education (Tertiary Education and other Matters) Amendment Bill...

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A report released today shows New Zealand is making good progress in tackling climate change and is focused on the next steps, Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett says. ‘New Zealand's Action on Climate Change', produced by...

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Today Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government, announced a new national action plan to reduce risk and prevent harm from dog attacks. Under this action plan high risk dogs and their owners, rather than all dogs and owners, will be subject...

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The latest release of the Major Projects Performance Report shows the delivery of the Government's biggest investment projects is continuing to improve Finance Minister Bill English says. The July 2016 report updates the progress of the 55 most...

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There is no reason to delay settlement of five Treaty of Waitangi settlement bills this week, despite the government claiming it will have to because of New Zealand First. “Messrs Finlayson and Brownlee should stop their hysterical behaviour –...

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A target of around 3000 emergency housing places funded per year has been exceeded and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is seeking even more places to help house vulnerable New Zealanders. The second round of funding for a share of $33 million announced...

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